Saturday, August 9, 2014

Funky Pinwheel Quilt

For those of you who have been following my blog for a while... You might remember the Funky Pinwheel Rulers I sold in my Etsy Shop for a while. 

I cut the acrylic by hand and used vinyl for the numbers. It was a LOT of work. 
I tried several times to find someone to produce them for me. But... it never worked out. 

I made this quilt when I thought I'd be marketing rulers...well that never happened, and I never finished the quilt! It was buried in the back of my closet and I found it cleaning one day....So finally several weeks ago I pulled out the top, sent it off to the quilter, made some scrappy binding and... I LOVE it!  

The prints are left overs from fabric that I sold in my Etsy Shop years ago. The solid's are from various makers. The quilting was done by Lynn Peterson from Sew & Sew Machine Quilting.

It's what I would call Toddler size. (wish I would have made it twin) :) 

It will go on the shelf with the rest of my baby/toddler quilts...I like having a little stash of baby / toddler quilts for gifts... 

I think I might have to make another quilt using the same sort of color/fabric design. I'm really loving the print with multi colored solid backgrounds. Hmmmmm....

Happy Sewing!!!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Winner and Fat Quarter Style Give Away !!!

First I need to announce the winner of the Celebrating 35 years of the Rotary Cutter with OLFA - Give Away !

And the Winner is...... Cindi from Falling Into Quilts !!! Congrats Cindi!  
Cindi email me your Email and Snail Mail Addresses and I'll pass the info along to OLFA. 

And now for another Give Away! The gang at Fat Quarter Shop sent me two of their new book... Fat Quarter Style! One for me {yay!} and one to Give Away! {woot!}

A gorgeous book with 12 quilts in four different sizes - crib, lap, twin and queen. 

There are some fabulous quilts/patterns in this book. I've already picked out a couple that I really want to make. {need more sewing time!} :) 

Here are a couple of the quilts I really like, inside Fat Quarter Style: 

The Fat Quarter Shop also has a Blog Book Tour that started Monday! There are 12 fabulous bloggers that will be talking about Fat Quarter Style and Giving Away a free copy of the book too!  So be sure to follow along HERE for more chances to win! Plus you might find some "new to you" bloggers while you're at it. 

Leave me a comment and tell me what pattern you're sewing right now.  You'll be entered to win a copy of Fat Quarter Style! 

Happy Sewing and Good Luck !!!

Give Away ENDS AUGUST 14th, 2014 at 12:00 PM PST

Monday, July 28, 2014

Olfa Celebrates 35 Years of the Rotary Cutter !!!

I was completely thrilled when OLFA contacted me and asked if I wanted to participate in celebrating 35 years of the Rotary Cutter! I LOVE my OLFA products so that was kind of a no brainer! LOL 

A few weeks later, this fun box came in the mail with some OLFA goodies!  And then we went on vacation.. twice! {k... so all the product is fabulous...but you see that cute little rotary cutter pin!} I was so happy to get away for some vacation time, but itchin' to get home and play with my new tools!

Part of the celebration included me sewing up a 6 1/2" quilt block that will be sewn into a quilt that OLFA will have on display.  As soon as I returned from vacation, I went to work...

Here is my block!  I LOVE these bee fabrics and the scraps I have left are almost gone... I've been hoarding them for something special and I thought the colors were perfect for my OLFA quilt block.  

Why did I choose White, Aqua, Yellow, Gray and a touch of Black?  Because when I think of OLFA I think of my FAVORITE rotary cutter...the Splash Rotary Cutter! I know there's been a lot of "hype" surrounding these cutters.. but truly... it's my favorite cutter to use. 

And so when I was diggin through one of my scrap baskets... I knew I would make a block that reminded me of my Splash... And the polka dot yellow reminds me of the O in OLFA too. :) 

Included in the goodie box from OLFA was this ruler. A 6.5" x 6.5" Frosted Advantage Ruler. I have another brand of ruler that I REALLY like. So I was a little hesitant to use this one. BUT... oh my! I think I have a new favorite 6.5" x 6.5" ruler too! Not only does the frosted acrylic make it easier to read the numbers and cuts down on the glare from my light over my cutting table, but it's NON-SLIP too! And it really is non-slip! I love the dashed lines too. 

I had to take a picture of my block, my new favorite 6.5"x6.5" ruler and the super cute little Rotary Cutter they sent too!  I've always wanted the smaller rotary cutter, but just never bought one. I've used it already and I'm super happy to have it as one of my tools in my sewing studio!

How would you like to help celebrate OlFA's 35 years of the Rotary Cutter?  

OLFA is giving away a Rotary Cutter and small cutting mat to one of my readers! Woot! 

Just leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite tool in your sewing space is, and you'll be entered to win! 


Entries will be accepted until Friday August 1st at 2:00 p.m.  A winner will be selected at that time and announced Saturday Morning August 2nd. [2014] 


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